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Love: Is your heart an idiot?

What is it about love and romance that tends to drive out rational thoughts and behavior?  You can be a confident, brilliant person but once you fall in love you can tumble into a deep abyss of dumbness.

I read about a documentary by Found Magazine creator Davy Rothbart, called “My Heart is an Idiot”.  The title struck me as funny but I actually have thought the same thing about my heart at times.

When you add emotion and sex to any dating “situation” you run the risk of getting caught up.  Sure, you can try to pretend that it’s not happening, but it sometimes the dumb behavior starts.

You overlook red flags, you tolerate things you never thought you would, and then you somehow believe you’re in love.  Do you think that we do the dumb things because are following our heart?

What do you think you learned from following your heart versus following your head (i.e. more logic, less emotion) in dating?

Of course there are no guarantees that you won’t ever get hurt, but what is the safest option? Wait, is safe even an option when it comes to love?!

What is the most idiotic decision you ever made about love?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

262 comments Add your comment

SlimNu

May 24th, 2011
4:48 pm

Willie – I’m surprised Swiss isn’t in here with a whole pallet of peppermint candies from Sam’s

Sassy Me...Stir it Up :-)

May 24th, 2011
4:52 pm

I’m surprised Swiss isn’t in here with a whole pallet of peppermint candies from Sam’s

Maybe that’s where he is…hope the Mrs. doesn’t get surprised with some later on..or a pack of cinnamon Altoids…

Leggs

May 24th, 2011
4:57 pm

Seeing the big picture enables you to tolerate the irritations along the way.

PEACE~

DreamsMaterialize

May 24th, 2011
4:58 pm

Ok so what exactly did me.lo say that’s ban worthy, aside from not having the same opinion as others? I don’t see that he disrespected anyone.

If you still around bruh you may need to hand out a few peppermints and altoids with EVERY drink served at the blog bar henceforth. Customer Service bruh.
WillieD Man I used to do that, but I didn’t like someone else benefitting from my generosity. Call me a hater. lol

SexyCool

May 24th, 2011
5:00 pm

Sassy – the Altoid Cinnamon Smalls are best.

SexyCool

May 24th, 2011
5:04 pm

DreamsMat – that 428p was kinda out there.

Sassy Me...Stir it Up :-)

May 24th, 2011
5:05 pm

the Altoid Cinnamon Smalls are best.

point taken Sexy…now I gotta go see the candy lady…

SexyCool

May 24th, 2011
5:07 pm

Although, Sassy, I wouldn’t use them for that. The Altoids and peppermint are better for the cooling effect. The cinnamon ones heat your mouth up and seem like they would be an irritant to him.

DreamsMaterialize

May 24th, 2011
5:11 pm

DreamsMat – that 428p was kinda out there.
Sexy People were talking banishment before he said that though. What did he say before that that was particularly offensive. Besides, why would anyone posting be offended by his 4:28p…wasn’t directed toward any of us. Anyway, maybe I should stop too lest Big Brother invent a reason for me to be banned too. lol

Willie Dynamite

May 24th, 2011
5:12 pm

DreamsMat – facilitate dont hate.

Sassy – heyyy to you too. You back on your sabbatical now?

Slim – I’m surprised Swiss missed this and equally surprises Zulu kept up the back/forth. Missing the forest cause of a few trees i tell ya.

The Reanimated Corpse of Swiss (now with titanium-infused bionic w@ng)

May 24th, 2011
7:22 pm

Who…? Wha…? Sorry, I was otherwise occupied… The Mrs. & I were both “working” from home today. What did I miss?

Oh well, fill me in tomorrow — gotta run. I’m out of Altoids.

notmyself

May 24th, 2011
9:54 pm

I find myself in a “relationship” for too long now. I don’t like the person I am with him. we have fun, everything is awesome when it’s good….but he IS a player. I don’t know why I tolerate it…….beyond time to move on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I appreciate the help I find in the postings here.